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good morning. the case against casey. after a week of emotional testimony, the casey anthony murder trial prosecutors present new forensic evidence discovered in the trunk of her car which they say points to murder. terrifying ride. a gust of wind throws an inflatable children's slide into the air with kids still on it. at least a dozen people injured as horrified parents rush to the scene. and prom night. banned from the prom and given a reprieve. a romantic given a suspension heads to the dance. how did it go? we'll show you "today," sunday, june 5, 2011.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and if these-to-don't have the best prom ever after everything they've been through, then maybe it wasn't even -- >> we recorded every moment. the father told our crew to have her back home at 11:00 and him as well. we'll tell you more about their -- cute couple, aren't they? >> i had a hard enough time putting hair and makeup on. imagine having cameras follow you the whole time. a lot of news to get to. a big development in the fight against breast cancer. there's a new study out this morning that is providing hope for millions of women in the high-risk, post menopausal time in life. it's about a drug that prevents breast cancer apparently without the serious side effects of previous drugs. we'll tell you more about that just ahead. plus, it's been about a month since they got married.
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and while they've been out of the spotlight on their honeymoon and settling into married life, newlyweds prince william and princess catherine are slowly stepping back into the public eye, getting a handle on their owe pigs royal duties and stepping out in style. what are they up to? a live report from london in a bit. later, we've heard so much about the devastation caused by tornadoes all across the country this spring. mason, the dog, was sucked out of his house when one of the twisters destroyed his home. his family thought he was dead. i'm sure you know where i'm going with this. weeks later when they returned to pick through the rubble they found mason waiting in what was left of their front porch. it's an amazing story of loyalty and survival. he had a couple of broken legs. this is a really wonderful story. >> unbelievable story. it gives you the chills just to hear about. then, also, it's a story of a boy and his balloon -- we're not talking about about that balloon boy. this one is different. he is an actual balloon pilot.
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he floated into the record books as the youngest person ever to fly one solo. his parents, believe it or not, well, they fly hot air balloons as well. it's a family affair. he landed safely. we'll have his story coming up. but first it has been a hot weekend in many parts of the country with temperatures getting close to even topping 100 today. nbc's janet shamlian has more. >> reporter: you can point to just about any place on the map and find questionable weather from torrential rains out west, floods up north and in much of the country temperatures like it is already mid august. and keep in mind we are still two weeks away from the official start of summer. it's way too early for this. across the country a late spring heat wave. records set and broken from st. louis to baltimore. even in the always steamy lone star state, man and his best friends looking for ways to beat the heat.
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in chicago a half marathon was stopped mid race due to the heat. at least one person died. >> temperatures right now feel more like the middle of july rather than the beginning of june so, yes, this is a little too early for some of this heat especially for those of us who don't want to turn up the ac quite so soon. >> reporter:conditions in arizo fueling wildfires burning near the new mexican border. more than 2,000 people have been told they're in the danger zone and have evacuated their homes. >> the fire is burning pretty fast and pretty large and, what is it, 200,000 acres already and moving. so it's a big fire. >> reporter: in parts of north and south dakota the swollen missouri river is flooding neighborhoods faster than they can fill sandbags. the flow of water from heavy rain and melting snow is also targeting iowa and missouri. and in the san francisco area
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they're bracing for torrential rain over the next few days that could shatter a record set in 1884. over in kansas flash floods have already taken their toll. now the ugly job of cleaning it all up. >> my floor is covered still with about a quarter inch of water and mud. it's really slick. >> reporter: temperatures here in southeast texas will hit the triple digits today but the real surprise may be that there are thunderstorms in the forecast, something drought stricken southeast texas has not seen in many months. lester? >> janet shamlian, thank you. janice huff has a check of where the heat is heading and how long we can expect to last. good morning. the heat across the southern states, especially texas, is not going anywhere anytime soon. another record high yesterday in houston at 98 degrees. today will be the 15th consecutive day of temperatures above 90. and as janet mentioned, it's not officially summer yet and the rainfall, of course, is below normal by almost 11 inches
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there. they could use a few thunderstorms here and there to cool them off and brip the rainfall levels up a bit but not much change in the heat. the temperatures 90s to above 100 will continue from the southwest into the southeast and the central plains. now back to you. . >> janice, thanks. john edwards indicted on charges that he misused his campaign funds to hide his extramarital affair. now that he is on the defense some others are aiming their criticism at the government for bringing this case to trial. nbc senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has more. >> reporter: in the state which launched john edwards' once promising political career, banner headlines and condemnation. >> in public opinion, he's lost, and i think rightfully so because what he did did was wrong. >> he doesn't seem to comprehend right from wrong. >> reporter: edwards spent the day out of sight with his children at the family estate. a friend of his wife, elizabeth, who died six months ago of breast cancer, told nbc that
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despite john's betrayal, nobody wanted him to face criminal charges. she said elizabeth's friends worry about the impact on the children. emma claire and jack. and hope the case never comes to trial t. centers on almost a million dollars secretly provided by two wealthy donors and use odd to keep edwards' mistress, rielle hunter, and later their child, hidden away in lavish homes and on private jets while he ran for president. the government argues that even thoep the payments did not go to edwards' campaign, they amounted to unlawful campaign contributions meant to keep his candidacy viable. edwards' lawyers say the money was a gift from friends to help hide the affair from elizabeth. the indictment has triggered unusual criticism of the justice department, even among those usually pleased to see a politician prosecuted. >> i think that john edwards is a lousy human being, but i think this is a really lousy and flimsy criminal case.
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>> reporter: a "washington post" editorial said it is troubling that the justice department would choose to devote its scarce resources to pursuing this questionable case. >> i did not break the law and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: for this to be a criminal violation, prosecutors also must show edwards knew he was breaking the law. >> i think this is going to be a tough case for the government to prove. i by no means think it's a slam dunk. >> reporter: still, some experts think this case is critical to cracking down on campaign abu s abuses. >> what the government says is there has to be a line. john edwards cross that had line. we believe it's criminal behavior and that's why we saw an indictment. >> reporter: for "today," lisa myers, nbc news, washington. and once again here's lester. jenna, thanks. it was a shaky week for the economy with the disappointing jobs report, rising unemployment and worries that a true recovery is still far off. what dots it mean for the
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president? with insight on that and a growing field of republican challengers is mark halperin. >> good morning, lester. >> what does this mean for the president? by now folks looking for a true recovery and it's not happening. >> he gets to figure out what he wants to talk about. the election is not so far away but in the meantime he has to govern, govern a country unhappy with the economy and that he's going to run into the wind because the job situation is going to be grim a while longer. >> he likes his team but is there a plan forthcoming? >> he is frustrated. every day practically he says to them, what can we do in washington to create jobs? there's a real debate about just cutting the deficit cut jobs or if if we cut the deficit and spending would that hurt jobs because you take a lot of money out of the economy. it's not clear the president can do anything about it. the republicans, though, have the onus on them to come forward with some ideas. the president's ideas are still a little bit up in the air.
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he has to work with republicans in congress. it's republican presidential candidates who will drive a lot of the debate. >> republicans are saying, hold on. let's can cut some government spending. puts them at real odds with the president. john boehner and the president apparently scheduled a golf date for i think the weekend after next. could something really come of that? >> maybe, long overdue. a lot of the fights are about politics and policy but there's a third "p," personality. if the president can't learn to work with john boehner, anything that gets through washington will have to have the approval of both those guys. boehner controls the house. the president has his veto pen. they're not the best of buddies. the they're not going to star in a film together as the speaker of the house and the next door neighbor president. they are not good friends, but they have to develop the kind of relationship tip o'neill and ronald reagan had when tip o'neill was democratic speaker of the house and ronald reagan was republican president. they could sit down and appreciate each other. this is what we thought
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president obama's presidency would be like, he would would learn to get along. this golf game is long overdue. it could be a magical moment. it could be a nothing. >> i have to ask you, you were up in new hampshire this week. mitt romney formally announced his run for presidency. why haven't republicans embraced him in a bigger way, the republican establishment? >> he supported a health law in massachusetts like obama care does. it's to stop barack obama, stop him from getting a second term. make mo mistake romney is a weak front-runner but he's the front-runner, and a lot of the establishment is for him. i think as the field clarifies, a lot of the establishment people who have stayed on the fence will go to mitt romney. the question is, can someone else step forward and knock him off his perch? >> thank you for being here. time to get a check of the morning's other headlines. for that over to thomas roberts with our headlines.
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thomas, good morning. good morning to you. thousands are celebrating news that the president there ali abdullah salah has left the country. the longtime leader is now in saudi arabia getting medical treatment after surviving an assassination attempt at the presidential palace. intelligence officials in pakistan say one of the most wanted leaders of al qaeda may have been killed by u.s. missile strikes on saturday. ilyas kashmiri is described as the operations chief in pakistan and a possible success or to tht of by bin laden. kashmiri was wanted in connection with the 2008 mass can kerr in mumbai that killed 160 people. back here at home a horrifying scene. take a look at this. a scene in suburban new york after an inflatable play slide with children on top went flying into the air. it was part of a children's soccer it festival when a big gust of wind blew the three inflatables up into the air. several people on the ground were knocked over.
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13 were taken to area hospitals but, fortunately, most of the injuries are minor. 30 years ago today the centers for disease control reported five cases of a rare kind of pneumonia which later became known as aids. the five cases were in los angeles reported on june 5th, 1981. since then more than 30 million people have been infected worldwide with more than a million and a half caseses here in the u.s. and for the first time since 1997, tiger woods has fallen out of the top ten world golf ranking. he is now number 12 in the official world golf ranking list that was published last month and if he doesn't compete in the u.s. open later this month because of an injury, his ranking could drop even lower. finally the story of the miracle on the hudson continues. the u.s. airways jet without its wings and without the tail was placed on a giant flatbed truck in new jersey on saturday heading for an aviation museum in north carolina. two years ago after takeoff from laguardia, the airbus hit a flock of geese damaging both
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engines, forcing an emergency landing on the hudson river and, as we all know, the rest is history. that is the news for now. we'll send it back over to lester, jenna and janice. as you know, 155 people all walked away without much of a scratch from that. really a miracle. >> imagine if you'd been living under a rock the last couple of years, driving down the expressway. g under a rock for the past couple years and driving on the expressway and you you see an airplane. thomas, thak. >> janice is back with another check of the weather. >> good morning again. we all talked about the heat earlier. that is a big problem for the southern states. also today, a problem will be the risk of severe thunderstorms through the carolinas, virginia, and into the tennessee and ohio river valleys and parts of the mid-mississippi river valley too. watch out in st. louis, lexington, kentucky, columbia, south carolina, thunderstorms at risk there. they could be severe. on the west coast, big storms swirling off the coast of san francisco like a winter storm
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and is bringing rain to parts of northern california and central california today, unusual for june. meanwhile in the northeast, temperatures are pretty moderate. that's what's going on around the nation. here's your local forecast. good morning, everybody. we do look at shower activity across parts of the region now. live digital doppler radar although most of us will be dry as you step out this morning. actually looking pretty nice. shower activity around the baltimore region, also down towards calvert county and st. mary's county as well. we'll focus down towards the hunting town area. more shower activity to th now here's jenna. >> janice, thanks. now to the royals, prince william and princess kate, la e largely out of the spotlight in the month since their fairy tale wedding, settling into their 0 official duties as the duke and duchess of cambridge and they're doing it in skil. keir simmons has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jenna. it's fascinating. you've seen the royal family
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this weekend at their most traditional and their most relaxed. prince william took part in a rehearsal for trooping the color. they are showing it self at its best for the queen's official birthday that dates back to the 17th century. it's so important that everything is perfect at the event next saturday, even the royals take time to practice. then william rushed off to joined catherine and the rest of the royals at the races. that's the first time we've seen the royal family together since the wedding. catherine inspiring memories of that day wearing a bold cream colored jacket and skirt, her wedding ring proudly on display. the queen's horse was racing. she was set to be so tense she had to stay inside and watch the race on television. carlton house came in third. they had fun together, out together as a slightly extended family. >> hey, keir, there's news out about william and kate's new
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london home. any idea where they may be living? >> reporter: that's right. this is amazing. the couple decided to make their london residence kensington palace where princess diana lived for many years. they're only being given a small apartment. it's said they would like a larger london home so they can start a family of their own but they can't find anywhere suitable. it's a problem many people living in london face with the price of property so expensive. i never imagined kate and william would be having to deal with something like this. that said, they said they wanted to be an ordinary couple and this is an ordinary problem that so many young couples have. >> all right, keir simmons, somehow i feel like they'll find a roof over their heads, one that they like. we appreciate it. thank you very much. >> talking about their starter place, kensington palace. >> it was a studio. it was crazy. up next on "today," preventing breast cancer. an effective new option for millions of women at high risk. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice...
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there is new hope for women considered at high risk for developing breast cancer. a new study shows a drug originally used to treat recurrence has been shown to prevent breast cancer in the first place. a major study of the drug involved more than 4,500 women who had a history. dr. beth dupree is the director at the holy redeemer hospital in pennsylvania. doctor, good morning. thank you for being with us. break this down. what's the big headline to come out of this and how significant is this in the fight against breast cancer? >> the first thing women have to understand is estrogen acts as fuel to a fire. if you have cells that are beginning to smolder and you dump gasoline on them, they may progress and become cancer. there's a medicine called aromasin that blocks that conversion from the precursors to estrogen so you're stopping the production of the fuel, so
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it's like dousing a fire. in all women, we need to decrease 0 our body fat, we need to exercise, to get rid of those that can become estrogen in our bodies but this particular medication blocks that so well in post menopausal women that the risk can be decreased by % 65%. >> that's a big number, more than half. this is a big development in cancer research, is it not? >> this is a big development because this particular drug i have used for years in my patients with cancer and they're very compliant with it. if you have a medication for prevention, patients won't take it because of the side effects, it's not going to do any good for prevention because they're going to stop taking the medicine. the fact we have years of experience with this medicine treating patients with cancer and we know that they're going to take the drug, it's a big plus for women thinking about it for prevention. >> you mentioned side effects. the unlike other drugs this one actually doesn't have a lot of serious side effects, correct? >> correct.
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a lot of women worry about what tamoxafin causes and hot flashes and other issues which are very tolerable but in the class of drugs endometrial cancer and clots were the big factors that patients didn't want to accept. >> you mentioned postmenopausal women does this have any effect on premenopausal women? >> premenopausal women cannot take this because it can stimulate their estrogen and ovaries to hyper stimulate. so the ovaries can form eggs. the ovaries cannot be shut down by the aromasin. we cannot the use it when they have functioning ovaries. >> if you are at high risk for breast cancer, you like this drug? >> absolutely. talk to your doctor, figure out what your risk factors are. if you carry the breast cancer gene, if you have a family history, if you've had a biopsy with atypical results, talk to
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your doctor seriously about this medication as an option for you. >> dr. dupree, thank you very much. and thank you for wearing the same dangerous. >> i got the memo. >> i'm sure you it did. really appreciate your time and insights. still to come on "today," accused of sexual assault and under 24 hour surveillance dominique strauss-kahn heads back to court tomorrow. the latest in this case.
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still to come on "today," one 9-year-old boy's hot air balloon into the record books. >> plus, why sunscreen might not be enough to keep you safe. pro.
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good morning. it is 7:26 on this sunday, june 5th. i'm aaron gilchrist. topping your news today, federal authorities are planning a review of the i-95 bus crash that killed four people last tuesday. it hit a cable barrier before landing upside down. investigators discovered the driver fell asleep at the while. the national review board is set to review chung's activities before the crash. meanwhile, the company that operates the bus tried to reopen and operate under a different name. it has subpoenaed the owner for
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documents possibly related to ticket sales. about half an hour ago, the doors opened on a new grocery store in frederick, maryland. wegman's now open for business right off i-270 and u.s. 15. the store employs about 500 people. this store in frederick is a much anticipated opening. some 23,000 customers already signed up online for discount shoppers cards. demonstrators back at the jefferson memorial showing their dancing skills, if you will, as part of a battle over free speech. hundreds of protesters showed up at the memorial yesterday, and park police were ready, shutting down that protest after only a few minutes. some traveled from as far as california to join the demonstration. the dancers were protesting a recent court ruling that bans expressive dancing at national memorials. >> i was literally just swaying with my partner when they came and grabbed us, tore us apart, put the cuffs on, threw us into the paddy wagon, and arrested us.
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i think that's something down right unamerican, and that's why i'm here again with a lot more friends this time. >> we're told there were actually no arrests at yesterday's event. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] with amazing innovation, driven by relentless competition, wireless puts the world at your command. ♪
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memorial rotunda. hello everybody, and good morning on this sunday. it is a good morning across most of the area. a couple of light showers out there right now. shower activity down into portions of st. mary's county as well as southern portions of calvert county around the fredericksburg area. that storm will come through anne arundel county. down through solomon and st. mary's city we'll continue to see the chance of showers. there could be a few more showers during the day, maybe a thunderstorm or two. all in all, a pretty nice sunday. high temperatures around 5:00 around 85 degrees. at noon today looking at a temperature of about 80 degrees under partly cloudy skies.
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we'll see plenty of cloud cover through the 9:00 hour. once again, i do expect to see sun by later on this afternoon. temperatures warming way up into the 90s later this week. and we're back on this sunday morning, june 5th, 2011. it's june already. nice crowd on the plaza on a mild morning. we're going to head out in a bit to say hello. meanwhile, inside studio 1a i'm jenna wolfe alongside lester holt. the latest in the casey anthony murder trial. >> a lot of folks talking about it. saturday prosecution experts provided technical forensic evidence, proof, they argue, 2-year-old caylee's body was in the trunk of her mother's car. what was the proof and what was the jury's reaction? we'll tell you more about that coming up. then, on a lighter note, summer is here. that means people are hitting the parks and beaches to soak up the sun. but while we're always told to wear sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen, only one-third of
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adults actually use it regularly and more than 3. 1/2 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosis this had year. coming up new information about sun exposure including why even getting just a little bit of color could be a bad thing. plus, a young boy takes flight in a balloon. not that balloon boy. this can kid is a real balloon pilot. his parents and grandparents are all hot air pilots. he became the youngest person ever to fly one solo. imagine the anxiety his parents may have felt. he landed safely. this time around we don't think anyone is looking to get a re reality tv show. >> my mom makes me e-mail when i leave work to go home. let me know you got home okay. imagine if i got sent up in a hot air balloon? first, the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn who will be back in court tomorrow to enter a plea. thomas roberts has the latest. good morning to you. three weeks ago his arrest made headlines around the world. dsk was charged with sexually
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assaulting and attempting to rape a maid in a luxury hotel. since then use been kept under surveillance in a posh townhouse in new york and tomorrow will be back in a manhattan city courtroom. the first time we saw dominique strauss-kahn face a judge he appeared shell-shocked, the accused rapist haggard and unshaven at his arraignment. tomorrow expect to see the former head of the imf looking much more refined and rested. that's because he's been spending his days out on bail here inside a 6,800-square-foot townhouse, far from a jail cell. his 24-hour confinement includes a home theater and a spa steam bath. he's living in the lap of luxury and while he's not talking legal experts say his lawyers may be ready to drop a bombshell on monday. >> i think the defense is going to try to say in open court what it can't say in the media, and it's going to let the world know what dsk's defense is going to be. >> reporter: we know what the prosecution contends, that the man widely considered to be a front-runner for the french presidency unleashed an attack
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against a maid in a luxurious new york hotel in midtown manhattan last month. he allegedly assaulted her as she entered his room demanding she perform a sexual act before the housekeeper was able to escape. there may be dna evidence linking him to the crime but in the end it may come down not to science but to who the jury believes. >> the challenges for the prosecution in this case are the same challenges for the prosecution in any rape case. it's a he said/she said case. there's only two people who really know what happened in that room. >> reporter: was it attempted rape or is one of the most powerful men in the world the real victim? the answers could become much more clear tomorrow. so the price for dsk to live in a luxury home as he awaits trial is being paid for by his third wife, a wealthy french it tv journalist. she was born in the u.s., however. >> with more insight is nbc news
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analyst lisa filan. what do we expect? >> well, he's going to be to court and enter the a not guilty plea. what i think will happen tomorrow is his defense is going to try to give the world some idea of what his defense strategy is. they've been under a gag order. they haven't been able to speak. >> do his lawyers have to present or have they been waiting to do this? >> they don't have to at all. it's an opportunity to give something out to the public without leaking it ahead of time to the media. >> do we have any idea what it might be, what their defense could be? >> he originally started with conspiracy. it was a setup. i call that the sarkozy defense. and then he went with alibi. i wasn't there. and now i think he's heading to consent. whatever you've got on me and i don't know exactly what it is, but whatever it is, she wanted it, too. >> he's saying he was at lunch with his daughter at the time. that he called the hotel to say that he forgot his cell phone and was heading to the airport, that he was open about his
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whereabouts. >> as if to establish because he was at lunch with his daughter he couldn't have been doing what he was alleged to have done. now he's saying it was consent. that inconsistency is troublesome to me. >> let's talk about the prosecution's case. he willingly submitted to dna samples, evidence collected at the scene. what will prosecutors now need to prove? >> they are trying to find some physical evidence that would corroborate her claim like bodily flew thadz could only happen in a situation like that like semen and saliva. >> i want to to talk about his history n. 2002 he was accused of another sexual assault and another woman who says who hasn't been cornered by dominique strauss-kahn? how much is his past history going to be brought into this case? >> it's not really going to come into play at trial unless he testifies, puts his character in evidence and what's called prior bad act evidence would come in. but if he doesn't testify, i don't know how that could come in unless the state is able to show for sure that this is what we call pattern evidence, pattern misconduct.
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if it there's a pattern, a robbery is done with somebody wearing a white mask and white glove, that's clear pattern evidence. they can't show that, i don't think it will come in. >> he pleads not guilty, we're going to trial, how long can this play out? how long will this take? >> i don't think you'll see a trial before a year. >> a year? >> a year. >> and where does he remain in the meantime? >> in that terrible, terrible place that is just such a prison for him. >> i wish i could remain in that terrible, terrible place. susan filan, i appreciate your time. thank you so much. now a check of the weather from janice huff out on the plaza. hey, janice, good morning. >> jenna, good morning. we've got fans from st. louis that are here. my old stomping ground. ksdk channel 5. that's where i used to work. and we've got people down here. hi, everybody, good morning. mother-daughter fun in new york city. are you having fun so far? >> we are. >> that's good to hear. let's check the weather and see what's happening. we've got the heat wave sizzling across the southern states into the plains.
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temperatures in the 90s and above. the heat index in mississippi, parts of tennessee will be well above 100 today, and there are heat advisories in effect. tomorrow still sizzling across the south into the central plains. looks like a slight risk of severe storms across the northern plains and northern rockies into montana and the dakotas tomorrow. it's mild in the northeast tomorrow. warm across the mid-atlantic states. still hot over florida. meanwhile over california, it's pretty cool too. well, they made this stupid sign to get on tv, and it worked. it's not so stupid after all, is it? >> no, it's not. very cunning on my part. >> i'll say it is. thanks for coming down. that's what's going on around the nation. here's your local forecast. in our area, looking like a pretty good morning out there. starting off with cloud cover and even a couple of showers. those showers mostly into southern maryland, down towards southern st. mary's county in towards southern calvert county as well. we'll continue to see those showers the next half hour to an hour. showers around baltimore and
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anne arundel county. don't be surprised to see a and when we're not here you can always check your weather anytime by logging on to weather.com. now back to jenna and lester. all right, janice, thanks. still to come, one 9-year-old's remarkable solo flight. just don't call him balloon boy. but first, the heat is on. what you should know about sun safety as you head outdoors right after these messages.
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this morning on "the truth about" sun safety, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the united states and one in five will develop it at some point in their lifetimes. these days protecting ourselves from the sun is no longer as simple as putting on some sunscreen. so here with some new rules for sun safety is dermatologist dr. janine downing. good to have you here. >> good 0 to be here. >> that's an astounding figure, one out of five. >> very frightening. >> people don't realize it. >> they don't think it's going to be them. >> right to some of the new rules then. we'll talk about the power of spf. the higher spf doesn't necess y necessarily mean higher protection. >> that's exactly right. the reason that i say that is because the higher spf, that's eat, but people are putting it on too thinly. you need a shot glass full of s pf for your face, your neck, your ears and the backs of your hands and people put it on too thinly. if you put on an spf of 100 but you put it on very, very thin, it's not going to protect you.
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let's go through spfs for a second, lester. an spf of 15 gives you 93.5% protection. and then it levels out around 45 where it's 96.7%. >> but it's not day long protection. this is where i make the mistake. i put it on -- >> it's not. >> six, seven hours later, it's still good. >> it's not day long. every two hours it needs to be reapplied if you're in the northeast corridor. closer to the equator every hour. >> there's a waterproof version of sunscreen. how does that work and what does that offer us? >> the water resistant and waterproof versions like the aveeno and neutrogena are great because you can spray it right on wet skin and they adhere better so you get better coverage but you still have to reapply them. if you're in the pool, when you get out you reapply. >> the places we should be putting on it, our face, neck, some of the exposed areas, what are we missing? >> we're missing the shoulders,
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the ears, the tops of our feet. >> you see skin cancers in all these places? >> exactly. and these slide on faster. my patients like these because those you can put on and then put makeup on. a lot of men will wear them. >> you say put them on and makeup on but there are a lot of makeups out there with sun block, are they not good enough? >> you put makeup on thinner in some arp yaz and thicker in other areas. >> back to the issue of not having enough of it on. you suggest the sun block on -- >> first and then makeup on after. >> and let's talk about more than sunscreen that people need. do we need other lines of defense against the sun? >> we absolutely do. so thickly woven clothes are great. something called sun guard that you can wash uv protection into. there's uv skin, columbia sun wear, apps that remind you and all kinds of things out there. >> you hear about the uv index, we tune that out. that's important information.
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>> if you're skiing, the sun reflects 80% off the snow. seafoam, 25% reflection. the things that we didn't know. >> people have talked a lot about lately that we need the sun. vitamin "d" is important. we hear about americans have vitamin "d" deficiency. how do we reck on sil that? >> let's stick a fork right in that rule because it's over. 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer each year. we don't need to go out into the sun to get vitamin d, we can take it orally, use a prescription supplement. i take a prescription medication, a multivitamin, and that boosts my vitamin d level. americans are not nutritionally depleted. we're kind of on the heavy side of things. >> socially everyone likes a good tan. is there such a thing as a good, healthy tan? >> over 1 million people are in tanning salons every day. it's like a $6 billion a year industry and your first exposure
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in youth to tanning beds increases your chances by 75%. >> so tanning bed or the real sun no difference? >> there's no such thing as a good tan. >> a bottle or being sprayed on. >> and tanning beds have 13 times higher so they are worse for you. >> you see the word safe, take it with a grain of salt. >> yes. >> thanks very much for coming on. appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> now here is jenna. >> i think i broke every one of those rules. lester, thanks. kids do the darndest things, sailing solo around the world and now one 9-year-old floated into the record books by becoming the youngest person to pilot a hot air balloon all by himself. >> reporter: in the sport of hot air ballooning they say you need three things, experience, a clear understanding of weather, and guts. things you don't typically find in 9-year-olds. but bobby bradley isn't your typical kid. this weekend he became the
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youngest person 0 to pilot a hot air balloon solo. bobby hit 600 feet in the air over new mexico. >> it was amazing. it was the best feeling ever. >> reporter: it's an unofficial record because they had to build a special ultra light balloon, pilots have to be at least 16. >> i know i did it. either way at 9 i solo'd a hot air balloon and i don't think anyone younger has done it. >> reporter: experts say it's not so much the physical aspect of a 9-year-old trying to handle a gondola like this one, it's the mental aspect that's difficult. he had to be ready for any type of emergency like a sudden change in wind pattern, a vertical collision, even a fire. bobby's parents say he has nearly 30 hours of flight time so you can call him experienced, just don't call him balloon boy. >> 1,400 feet off the ground. >> reporter: that title remains with falcon heene, the colorado -year-old whose parents admittedly misled police into thinking falcon was inside this out-of-control flying saucer. this time around there's no
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funny business. bobby bradley has flying in his blood. he comes from a long line of famous ballooners. bobby's jacket comes from his grandfather, a decorated pilot. bobby's grandmother helped sew his balloon and bobby's parents are among the most experienced and respected people in the sport. bobby's father, troy, piloted the first balloon that flew from north america to africa. >> i solo'd when i was 14 and that's usually the youngest most people would solo. he got it in five years younger than most would do it. it's incredible. >> reporter: bobby's parents had him practice 50 takeoffs and landings before going solo. doctors say good parenting means setting good parameters. >> you run the risk of a child saying, hey, i want to try that. at the end of the day, guess who you're dealing with? children who have the judgment and insight of a 9, 10, or 12-year-old. >> reporter: bobby joins other young adventurers. 13-year-old jordan romero, the youngest to climb mt. everest. jessica watt the son, the
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youngest to sail solo around the world. big dreams with real dangers but untethered possibilities. for "today," nbc news, california. >> i love that the parental parameters were you need to land that 50 times before we let you go up. >> the landing is the it tough part. they tumble over. >> would you ever do it by yourself? >> piloting one? no. i like going up. i prefer the pilot have a little gray around the temple. >> as opposed to being, say, 9. still ahead, a side of pope benedict xvi than you have seen. matt lauer takes a glimpse into the daily life of the holy father.
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back in 2005 when 78-year-old joseph became the oldest elected pope since 1730 he took the name pope benedict xvi, devoting himself to prayer, medication and the task of expanding and strengthening a church of more than a billion catholics worldwide. this week matt lauer traveled to rome, had the chance to meet pope benedict and got a rare and
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remarkable look at a day in his life. >> reporter: he is the public face of the faith of over a billion people. from his home in vatican city, pope benedict xvi shapes the catholic mission in the 21st century. the pope's day begins in prayer. daily mass is a fundamental ritual in the catholic church and is practiced in the pope's surprisingly modern chapel. despite shepherding millions across the globe, the pope's daily congregation is made up of just his closest staff member, aides, cooks, and keepers of his apartments. having served as a parish priest for less than a year, pope benedict's career was given to the intellectual pursuits of academia. he's authored over 30 books. in the morning he reads,
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prepares sermons and tends to the abundant work of his leadership. the quiet nature of his day is regularly broken. by public duty. vatican city consists of just over 108 acres. some of those covered by gardens that supply the pope's kitchen. though for centuries, tradition dictated that the pope eat alone, benedict is occasionally joined by a guest and he always dines with his personal secretaries. having grown up in the mountain villages of bavaria, the holy father is a walker, a rooftop stroll through his sanctuary is later followed by a walk three the vatican gardens, an opportunity for exercise and the rosary. from the privacy of his living quarters, he travels by somewhat modern convenience to the formal
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rooms of the apostolic palace. here surrounded by the art of his faith, benedict meets with the dignitaries, both spiritual and political. like many of us, the pope ends his day with the push of a button, a nightly italian news program fills the hour from 8:00 until 9:00 before the pope retires to his rooms. it's an ordinary moment in the life of an extraordinary man, one whose quiet devotion has delivered him to the forefront of a passionate movement. moving, in the past, and with its eyes on the future. also get a free flight. you know that comes with a private island. really? no. it comes with a hat. you see, airline credit cards promise flights for 25,000 miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for 25,000 miles. frustrating, isn't it? but that won't happen with the capital one venture card. you can book any airline anytime. hey, i just said that.
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still to come on "today" we'll tell you what happened yesterday in court in the casey anthony trial. the foe can cuss of the testimony on a hair found in the trunk of casey's car which prosecutors say came from a body. plus, meet man's best friend, the loyal dog who found his way back home on broken legs. plus meet man's best frie,
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the loyal dog who found his way back home on broken legs. attacked at home. a woman sexually assaulted in her own bed. this morning police need your help finding that attacker. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. kimberly suiters is continuing her time off. it is sunday, june 5. we have breaking news to begin this morning. three people are dead after two cars collided on route 210 in ft. washington in prince george's county. an suv rear-ended another car near wilson bridge drive forcing it off the road. they believe alcohol was a factor in this cra

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